Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.
Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.
After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.
Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever. ---
* Although part of a series, this full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone. *Word count: 124K
I forgot how much I absolutely loved this series, and A Worthy Man not only reminded me but has made me schedule an entire series reread soon. Jamie Reese knows how to not only make your heart break for her characters but to fall in love with them and want to take them into your arms and hold them close to your heart.
This entire series is about second chances and I love that Ms. Reese has kept that theme throughout the series. This isn’t just an m/m romance, it is about love, it is about second chances, it is emotional and it is angsty but what it is most importantly is beautifully written. I don’t want to go into a lot of detail about Dray and Vann’s story but this one had me more emotional than any of the others have in the past.
Another reason why I am not going into a lot of detail is that I have struggled for days to find the right words to express how I felt but always felt that what I have written wasn’t worthy of this story. So I am going to end it by saying or well writing this, A Worthy Man is a book that deserves and is worthy than more than 5 stars, it is a book that I highly recommend and one that I won’t soon forget.
“Emotionally, beautiful and inspiring” - Amanda L Amazon Reviewer “A great addition to this series. One of the most romantic books I've read this year.” - Bayou Book Junkie “Overall...Their story is beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring, sexy, and moving.” - Two Book Pushers
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.